Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off

Each Year, Keep Whitehouse Beautiful participates in one of the largest state-wide litter removal events in the country. The Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 and is a great way to get involved and make a difference in your community. Be watching for sign-up information coming soon!

201 volunteers attended the 2019 Trash Off on April 6, 2019. This amazing group of 19 individual organizations collected a total of 4,295 pounds of litter and debris!

Volunteers make the 2018 Keep Whitehouse Beautiful “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off” another annual Success!

The roadways in the Whitehouse area are cleaner now thanks to 255 participants at the annual “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off” and “Great American Clean Up”, organized by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful. Nearly 59 miles of roadway have been cleared of trash!  Some teams are still doing clean up, but to date nearly 200 trash bags of debris have been collected.  All this trash totaled over 4,000 lbs. so far.

Participating teams make all the difference!  Major teams participating from the community included:  WHS Key Club & Student Council, WHS Nat. Honor Society, WHS Football Team, WJHS Builders Club, Brown NEHS and Higgins Elementary, WJHS Nat. Honor Society, Brookshire’s, Republic Services, KWB, Carl Dowdy Roadies, County Road 15 neighborhood, Proforma Horizon Total Source, Tri County Leader and Smith Co. Sheriff’s Office & Trustees.  Also, participants from Adopt-a-Hwy and Adopt-a-Road groups:   Whitehouse Church of God in Christ, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, First Ladies Drill Team at Whitehouse HS and Church Under the Bridge Tyler.  Participation of community leaders Aaron Smith, City of Whitehouse Manager and Chris Moran, Whitehouse Independent School District Superintendent, was greatly appreciated.  The participation of Kathi White and Georgia Eades from TXDOT was an appreciated addition this year.

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful offers special thanks to our sponsors and business friends who are listed elsewhere on this page and provide monetary or in kind donations for the Trash Off and other projects and events KWB leads throughout the year. We especially want to thank Republic Services for providing the great lunch with their grilling trailer!  In addition, coupons from Chick fil A, Dairy Queen and McDonalds were also distributed to volunteers.

You can make a difference in keeping Whitehouse beautiful! You can continue the spirit of the Trash Off every day by keeping litter off our roadways!  You can also form a TXDOT Adopt-A-Hwy group.  Please take advantage of Republic’s curbside recycling within Whitehouse City limits.  Additionally, you can become a member of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful by emailing us at  Please like us on Facebook or visit our website, where donations are also welcome.

Who keeps Whitehouse beautiful?  You do!!

I am only one, but still I am one.  And I cannot do everything but still I can do something.  And just because I cannot do everything; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. -Edward Everett